Friday, November 21, 2008

growing girls...

I know I haven't posted much recently, we have been busy, busy...
The girls are getting so big.

Rosa is trying to walk. She can take a couple of steps but loses her confidence and falls. She loves to do anything Fern is doing. She has started trying to feed herself with a spoon/fork and does a pretty good job at it. She isn't talking a lot but her vocabulary contains the words: dada, kitty, boo, and she is trying really hard to say Fern. No mama yet, but that'll come soon and NEVER stop! We are working on giving up the bottle. She does OK until bedtime and then she wants it. She is growing out of 12 mo clothes and into 18mo, the same size Fern wears, and a 3.5 shoe. She has been very healthy since I have had her, but did end up with a double ear infection last week. After a round of antibiotics, she is feeling much better. I think she is getting more teeth, she keeps her finger in her mouth all the time. Overall she is a very happy baby, definitely a mama's girl. She loves to eat, anything and is adjusting to regular milk. We are so blessed to have her.

Fern is so smart! She has almost stopped speaking Spanish, which makes me sad. We are working on learning her colors, she knows rojo (that's red to us English speakers), but everything is rojo... She can count to 10 in both English and Spanish. She LOVES books! She has potty books-that's the books she reads while sitting on the potty- and she also sleeps with books. I am excited that she loves books so much. I am not a bog reader but Bill is so hopefully she will be too. She also loves to color and play with stickers. Her baby occupies a lot of her time, putting the diaper on, taking it off and scolding the baby that she should have gone pee-pee potty. And speaking of potty, she is basically potty trained. We still have accidents, but most days she ends up with dry pants at the end of the day. I actually put real underwear on her today, just to see how it goes. I will probably put the pull-up (do you know how expensive those are?)back on before we go out tonight, but she is doing great. Fern keeps us laughing. We love her so much and are so happy that God gave her to us!

Fern got bit in the nursery at church last week, here's her battle scar...

Rosa really gets into eating her cheerios...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Picture Time!

A few weeks ago we had some pics taken of the girls and a few of the four of us. Here's a few of my favorites...

These were taken by Mary Ellen Pollard, Lighthouse Photography

Go check out her site!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Auri's coming home!!!

Our last roomie has finally gotten good news. Auri is out of PGN! Now we are praying she makes it home before Christmas!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick-or-Treating was a HIT!!!

Although it got a bot cold, Fernanada LOVED "treating"... She caught on real quick to holding out her bucket and being cute so she could get more "dulce" (that's Spanish for candy/sweet). She liked all the decorations, except the talking skeleton and the hairy hand that opened the door at one house. She did such a good job walking around the neighborhood and then helping daddy/papi hand out candy. Rosa was just along for the ride but looked cute as ever.

Here's a shot of Rosa in her birthday outfit our sweet friend Carla made for her.

I can't believe she is already 1. We had a great day celebrating today and I promise to post pics soon.